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Author Jamil Kazoun presents his "A Second American Revolution"

"One person can tip the balance above 50% in Congress to change a vote on a law that would be in your favor to a vote against you. Go to war or not. Increase taxes or not....Would you flip a coin to go to war, or impose new laws on yourself or others?" A first time Thinkers' Club event, local author and past chairman of United We Stand America, Jamil T Kazoun will present his thought-provoking book A Second American Revolution: Creating Rational Government (2006) in person at the Twinsburg Public Library with an open discussion and debate to follow. Mr. Kazoun argues that the US current system of representative democracy has - in fact - little resemblance to the consensus of the masses. The American public is increasingly more alientated from the legislative process and dissatisfied by the results. Loopholes and flaws in our democratic system allow politicans to hide unfavorable changes without exposure or popular support in larger bills in what Kazoun terms a "barter system rather than a merit system" of lawmaking. Kazoun proposes that laws be made with proportional consideration. Does Mr. Kazoun's idea of proportional lawmaking solve the problem of increasing voter apathy? How could such a system be implemented? Come and enchange your thoughts with the author first-hand!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed this meeting a lot. I apologize for being so obtuse.

    One thing that happened opened my eyes. When I mentioned the book, "The Selfish Gene", the collective opinion of it was, I felt, bad. And indeed I've had a few similar responses. I doubt that any of those who expressed or emanated that response have read or understood that book. I suppose the title, "The Selfish Gene", conjures up the idea that there exists a gene that expresses itself in selfishness.

    Exactly the contrary! The book, "The Selfish Gene", explains the evolution of altruism! It is the whole idea of the book: How and why altruism has evolved in many species, most pertinently in humans.

    Clumsily, when asked about the book, I answered inadequately in technical terms:
    * Darwin: selection is based on which individuals have progeny
    * Dawkins: selection is based on which genes have progeny

    April 9, 2010

  • Mark R. O.

    It was a good discussion. I came away with a clear and
    concise understanding that our government sucks or maybe
    it doesn't.

    April 7, 2010

  • Ian Y.

    Unfortunately, the author did not attend the meeting. However; the discussion was still quite interesting.

    April 7, 2010

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